Specialised S-Works Crux is the lightest gravel bike on Earth


Gravel bikes are rising in reputation not simply amongst backcountry trailblazers, however amongst commuters chasing road-bike-like geometries with thicker tires and the stopping energy provided by disc brakes. The most recent from Specialised brings unbelievable lightness to the desk, too, with the newly launched S-Works Crux borrowing closely from the corporate’s innovative highway bikes to assert the title of the lightest gravel bike on the planet.

The S-Works Crux is predicated on Specialised’s Aethos highway bike, which was launched final yr because the lightest disc highway bike ever made, and is constructed round a carbon fiber body weighing simply 725 g (26 oz). The whole construct suggestions the scales at a featherweight 7.25 kg (16 lb) however can accommodate tires as much as 47 mm in measurement, providing all types of rubber choices to deal with all the pieces from unfastened gravel to bumpy metropolis streets.

The S-Worx carbon fiber body weighs simply 725 g

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The inventory construct comes with 38-mm Pathfinder tires fitted to Roval Terra CLX Disc wheels, with SRAM’s RED eTap AXS hydraulic disc groupset and a 12-speed SRAM XPLR XG-1271 cassette. Different particulars embody carbon Roval Terra handlebars with a 12-degree flare and Specialised’s Physique Geometry S-Works Energy saddle with carbon fiber rails, base and seat submit.

The top-of-the-line S-Works Crux is built with Specialized's premium 12r FACT carbon

The highest-of-the-line S-Works Crux is constructed with Specialised’s premium 12r FACT carbon

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All of that is packed onto a body geometry impressed by the Crux line of gravelcross racers, providing riders an extended attain and 72-mm backside bracket for balanced weight distribution and fast dealing with. In keeping with Specialised, this makes a for a “gravel bike that climbs like a dream and floats over nightmarish terrain, with a body that weighs lower than a full bottle in your cage.”

The highest-of-the-line S-Works Crux is constructed with Specialised’s premium 12r FACT carbon, making the body as gentle and stiff as potential, for a hefty worth of US$12,000. The corporate can also be providing variations with its FACT 10r carbon, which carry the identical aerodynamics however weigh slightly further at 825 g (29 oz). The whole Crux Professional weighs 7.6 kg (16.7 lb) for a worth of $8,000 and the Crux Professional weighs 8.1 kg (17.8 lb) and is priced at $6,000.

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Meet the Crux

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